Beach Bum Thought For The Day...

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The beach is where you want it to be. Sure we all can't get to the beach when we want; that doesn't mean we can't make our own "beach within reach". Whether it's your backyard or your apartment complex or the nearest place you can spread out a beach towel. There you are. You're on the beach.

 

Baggo Rules

Baggo, similar to cornhole is a combination of the skills required in bowling, horseshoes, and softball. The two Baggo boards are placed on the ground facing each other.
The distance varies according to age and skill level
Players stand alongside the board and toss a small bag at the hole in the opposite facing  baggo board.
A bag in the hole is a "Baggo" or 3 points.
A bag that lands on the  Baggo board but does not go in the hole is 1 point.
A bag toss of equal value thrown against an opponent cancels out the opponent's points.

Rules

1. For 2 or 4 players. (2 Teams)
2. Place the boards approximately 20 feet apart
3. Team partners face each other from OPPOSITE BOARDS.
4. Play starts at either board.
5. Each team plays with a set of 4 bags.
6. Opponents alternate toss until all 8 bags are played.
7. The round is then scored. (See Scoring)
8. Repeat play from the other board.
9. The scoring team has the honor of tossing first in the next round.

Baggo Scoring

  • A game = 21 points.
  • 3 points for each bag in the hole is a Baggo!
  • 1 point for each bag on the Baggo  boards.
  • Score is the difference in the team totals. For example: After 1 round or 8 bags played; #1 Team with 1 bag in the hole = 3 points. #2 Team with 2 bags on board = 2 points. Score 1st round for #1 team = 1 point.
  • Bags pushed in by an opponent's toss count.
  • Selection of Players and Positions
  • A coin flip usually determines the side of the Baggo board where a player chooses to stand. After a completed game, the losing player has the choice of sides. The losing player or team has the option to switch sides or positions to minimize the effect of wind and sun. The winning team shoots first or has "honors".

Stance

Some players choose to stand along side the baggo board with feet firmly planted behind the foot foul line, or elect to stride as they toss the bag. Others may wish to stand directly behind the board and toss, sacrificing distance for an angle reduction. Whatever the players stance, the opponent should always show proper respect for the players concentration by stepping back from the baggo boards until the player has completed his or her turn. A players toes must not project past the front edge of the board (foot foul line) when tossing the bag or a foot foul will occur.

Folding the Bag

Folding the bag is a key element in order to obtain consistency. There are no secrets to bag folding, just personal preferences. The "Chicago Fold" has been a favorite of the top tournament Baggo players. Hold the corner of the bag, let particulate drop to the bottom, fold in half and then fold in half again. The "Paducah Pancake" is one other most consistent folds among the underhand throwers. The bag is smoothed out and delivered flat or saucer like towards the hole. The "Half Paducah Pancake" is the same, only folded in half. "Sacramento Sling" is accomplished by holding the bag by the corner or edge between two finders and then tossing underhand. An "Omaha Overhead" delivery is usually the choice of basketball shooters with the bag wadded up in a ball. The "Frisco Fling" has become very popular and is designed to give the shooter instant follow through techniques. Using your fingertips, gently hold the bag in the middle of one side of the bag. The particulate will stay consistently on the bottom of the bag. Then toss the bag underhand with the top of your hand upright.

Cornhole - Corn Toss Rules Vs. Baggo

The rules for corn hole and corntoss are very similar to Baggo. The main difference is usually the distance* between the boards. Typical hand made / home made wooden cornhole sets are larger and heavier. The bags tend to be heavier as well. The additional weight of the bag allows the player to have a longer toss.

*The distance between the front or foul lines of the cornhole boards should be 27 feet as opposed to baggo; which is approximately 20 feet.

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